A Blogging Reader’s Review: NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Penelope Ward.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Neighbor Dearest’ by Penelope Ward.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: NEIGHBOR DEAREST
Author: Penelope Ward
Publishing date: August 15th, 2016
(Review based on reading a copy of this novel)

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The Synopsis for ‘Neighbor Dearest’ :

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does *not* need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends to lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.
Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.
He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.
The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.
We got to talking.
He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.
Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.
I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.

Author’s note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘NEIGHBOR DEAREST’:

I’m always looking forward to reading the latest work from author Penelope Ward because I know it will not fall short when it comes to delivering a moving story. Neighbor Dearest is definitely a touching and genuinely entertaining read. The story is written in the main female character Chelsea Jameson’s P.O.V.(point of view) with an awesome Epilogue in Damien “D.H.” Hennessey’s P.O.V. as well.

Chelsea had been in love with who she believed was her soulmate and the love of her life, Elec. Their feelings for each other were genuine and true but something had changed from the moment Elec went to his father’s funeral. He had reconnected with the love of His life, and unfortunately that was not Chelsea. She has picked up most of the pieces of her heart, has tried her best to move on with her life, while continuing to work at the Youth Center where she had met Elec. The joy she gets when working with the kids from the center is one thing she could never turn her back on since she enjoys it especially being the director of the arts.

Life has a way of tearing relationships apart, to make new situations have a chance, even if it comes with the heavy price of a broken heart and the doubt that begins after feeling betrayed. Unexpectedly, along comes the broody and mysterious neighbor that crosses paths with Chelsea when she moves into her new place. Who is this sexy and mysterious neighbor? Will he be Chelsea’s worst nightmare or the perfect man to revive her heart and fantasies? Or will he simply become a new friend to help her find the true love she truly deserves?

Neighbor Dearest is a breathtaking story that follows Chelsea as she tries her best to overcome heartache while making choices that could effect her life in a major way. She took the gamble with her heart, and lost. But even so, finding a friendship with Damien, her new neighbor, may be just what she needs most in her life to help her move forward. Damien has his own battles to overcome and Chelsea may be just the person to help him find the strength to face his secrets and challenges. This novel is delightfully beautiful and is very engaging because of the intriguing characters and the story-line that will leave you fulfilled with the smooth flow of it all. I recommend this because it’s not only a standalone but it really is a wonderful story! Check this one out next! ❤

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘NEIGHBOR DEAREST’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined Chelsea and Damien while reading ‘NEIGHBOR DEAREST’:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: Anti-Stepbrother by TIJAN.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Anti-Stepbrother’ by TIJAN.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: ANTI-STEPBROTHER
Author: TIJAN
Series:  None
Release Date: August 23nd, 2016 – (Review based on ARC early copy)

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Synopsis for ANTI-STEPBROTHER’:

He told me to ‘settle, girl.’
He asked if ‘something was wrong with me?’
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

Standalone.

My ‘Blogging Readers Review’ after reading ‘Anti-Stepbrother’:

“Anti-Stepbrother” is definitely not your run-of-the-mill stepbrother love interest kind of story. Author Tijan brings an entertaining story that doesn’t hold back on delivering what it is intended to give readers: The Satisfaction of a great story. This exciting novel comes from the New Adult and Romance genres and truly does not fall short in the romance department. “Anti-Stepbrother” has been written from the two main characters P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Summer Stoltz and Caden Banks.

Summer Stoltz is thrust into an instant new family when her father falls quickly for Sheila Matthews, the mother of the most popular boy at her high school, Kevin Matthews. Not only did he quickly become her attractive new stepbrother, but he had also been Summer’s huge crush. Her mother passed away from cancer, making her father’s speedy relationship become the talk of the town. When her graduation day arrived, a moment is shared with Summer and Kevin, causing her to have stronger feelings for him. But are the feelings mutual?

Caden Banks is tall, handsome, tattooed, and doesn’t like to partake in the typical frat-party lifestyle even though that is a large part of his current situation. He’s usually broody. His fraternity brothers respect him and most female classmates have a crush on him.  Most of his peers don’t know that Caden and his brother Marcus carry a secret that that their parents seem in denial about while Caden seems to bear the majority of the weight that exists from their family secret. It wasn’t his initial choice in life but no matter how dysfunctional his family is in some ways, he chooses to carry extra responsibilities. When Caden and Summer first meet, it’s not with sweet words or flirtatious innuendo. None of that was even a thought at all. Summer and Caden will find that life tends to throw necessary surprises into your life when you may least expect it.

When Summer begins college, she learns so much more about love, overcoming disappointments, healing from tragedy, and she learns much more about herself. “Anti-Stepbrother” is a swirl of moments that are fun, touching, engaging, and enjoyable all blended together. The characters are wonderful and easy to get drawn into their lives because of their satisfying differences. Summer’s silly wit and random humor at times, was delightful and matched well for a character like Caden, who at times had moments in his life to be moody about. It made for a believable growth between the two characters and why they would begin to have an attraction for each other. And then you had the wrench in their plans by the name of Kevin. I recommend this for readers who enjoy a story about young adults growing into who they are while dealing with love, heartbreak, and life’s uncertainties. Check this one out if you’re looking for a great story to read next. 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘ANTI-STEPBROTHER’  4 out of 5 stars:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: Misfit by Kathryn Kelly.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘MISFIT’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series – #6) by Kathryn Kelly.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: MISFIT
Author: Kathryn Kelly
Series:  Death Dwellers MC Series -#6
Release Date: August 23rd, 2016 – (Review based on ARC early copy)

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Synopsis for MISFIT’:

The final book in the series tells the story of Cash “Ghost” McCall, Louis “Stretch” King, and the woman they allow in their relationship, Ophelia Donovan, who just happens to be Outlaw’s little sister.

Ophelia Donovan wants to move past the loves of her life, two badass bikers in her brother’s MC. When she gave Cash “Ghost” McCall and Louis “Stretch” King, an ultimatum of bringing their relationship out in the open or she’d walk, they chose separation. It crushed Ophelia’s dreams of having a happily-ever-after and family with Ghost and Stretch.

Stretch lives with guilt and pain from the death of his former lover and the injuries he received the same night. For a while, Cash and Stretch worked fine. They’d agreed to choose a woman together to bring into their relationship. Instead, Cash brought Outlaw’s sister in, intending to use her as a shield for Cash’s growing feelings for both Stretch and Fee. The dissolution of their relationship because of Fee’s goading leaves Stretch angry with both of his lovers.

Ghost doesn’t do relationships. He doesn’t have the confidence in himself that he’s equipped for something meaningful. He only knows he loves both Stretch and Ophelia. She wants kids, a house with him and Stretch, and, most of all, an open relationship with them. So open she expects Ghost to go to her brothers—his club’s president—and confess all. Even if he did do commitment, he wouldn’t be alive to see it through. Outlaw would kill Ghost, especially after already warning him away.

Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell knows Ghost is about fun and fucking. He’s in charge of the Bobs, those women trotted out for pleasure at special club occasions. Outlaw’s little sister wants a family and he refuses to allow her to waste her years on a man who’ll walk away in the end. Outlaw’s life has been quiet recently, with every known club threat removed, giving him plenty of time to focus on family.

Thanks to Cash’s outrageous plan to throw Outlaw off, he raises the man’s suspicions instead. A biker from a rival club uses Ophelia to get on Outlaw’s good side, leaving her gravely injured, Outlaw in jail, Stretch admitting how important both she and Cash are to him, and Cash determined to never deny his love again.

Warning: Not suitable for anyone under 18. Contains excessive swearing, graphic sex between MMF, taboo subjects, and…Kendall at her finest.

My ‘Blogging Readers Review’ after reading ‘Misfit’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series – #6):

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels/Novellas of the Death Dwellers MC Series.***

My heart feels heavy at the bittersweet knowledge of knowing that this is the final novel in the phenomenal Death Dwellers MC Series by Kathryn Kelly. For fans of this amazing MC novel series, these roughneck bikers, and the women who stand solidly at their sides, you’ll love where this takes you. The story-lines have twists and turns that promise to keep readers entertained. “Misfit” is written from multiple P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Ophelia “Fee” Donovan, Louis “Stretch” King, Cash “Ghost” McCall, Johnny “Jon-Boy” Donovan, Kendall “Red” Donovan, and Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell. And that’s not including the Epilogues at the end. More about that further into my review. 😉

So much has occurred surrounding The Death Dwellers MC brothers and the strong, sometimes broken, women in their lives. In the final novel of the explosive and emotional Series, we are given the satisfaction of seeing how everyone’s stories will conclude. Whether it be with a ‘Happily ever after’, a big ‘F-U’, or met with a long permanent sleep six-feet-under, we will be granted the closing of this amazing series. This story has a strong focus on the youngest sister of the Death Dwellers MC President, Ophelia Donovan.

After the humongous loss that Ophelia, her sister Zoann, and their brother Christopher “Outlaw” have suffered, no wonder Ophelia “Fee” would feel the need to find what her life needed most: Love, understanding, and where she belonged. Her life had gone astray because of the tragedies. She dropped out of college and was floating through life during the time after the tragedies of losing her mother, sisters and nieces. She began a forbidden and mind-blowing affair with not only Cash, a member of The Death Dwellers MC, but Cash’s MC brother Stretch. Will the three be able to find their happiness with each other or will Outlaw murder the two MC brothers for not listening about staying away from Fee?

Louis “Stretch” King and Cash “Ghost” McCall have always had a strong bond beyond their biker brotherhood in the MC. Cash “Ghost” has always kept Stretch at a distance because of his fears and desires of never being able to be faithful and true to anyone but himself in many aspects. When Ophelia “Fee” entered their world and their lives, they couldn’t deny that there was a connection between Cash and Fee but where would that leave Stretch? In this final novel, we see how an unusual yet explosive connection can become a strong entity of emotions between a tripod of misfits by the names of Fee, Stretch, and Cash.

I’ll never understand or miss the character of Kendall Donovan. She is ruthless, mean-spirited, psychotic, evil for what she does in this novel and just beyond understanding for everything she puts so many through. Her husband, Johnny “Jon boy”, has always been one of my favorite guy character’s in this series and to know his story is fated to endure Kendall, is kind of sad but understandable. He deserves someone sane and better in so many ways but as real life goes, nothing is perfect and not everyone can fight who they fall in love with or who their heart wants. So at the end of the day, no matter how annoying Kendall is, I know that the love Johnny and Kendall share makes them blind to what others see and they only see each others love. They accept their imperfections, making their story-line seem deep, painful, yet real. Johnny is such a likeable yet foolish man and hopefully Kendall stays on her meds and lives up to being worthy of a man like him.

The dramatic, dynamic, and exciting blend of characters in this series all deliver raw and enthralling value to this story-line.
This is such a whirlwind and intense conclusion to such a riveting MC series. At the end, there are multiple Epilogues to conclude all of the main character’s story-line’s which come from the P.O.V.’s of: Bunny, Digger, Bailey, Zoann, Val, Kendall, Johnny, Megan, and Christopher “Outlaw”. The sexual dialogue runs high, the violence runs blood red, and the depths of their stories will pull at you in many directions. I will forever be “Team Outlaw and Meggie”, and will always wish to see Outlaw kill Kendall but sometimes, even the best of stories will have to give you satisfaction in other ways. This is a longer novel but so worth it! I didn’t expect anything less in order to give us conclusions for so many awesome characters. I highly recommend this final novel and this entire series for readers who can appreciate and enjoy a dynamic and sinister MC series that keeps your emotions running wild from the beginning to “The End.” You will not be disappointed with the gripping twists and turns in this series by the amazing author Kat Kelly! Check out “Misfit” and this series today! 🙂

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Warning: Not suitable for anyone under 18. Contains excessive swearing, graphic sex between MMF, taboo subjects, and…Kendall at her finest.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘MISFIT’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

1 star rating 4.5

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘MISFIT’ of the Death Dwellers MC Series:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: RAVAGE by Tillie Cole.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘RAVAGE’ (Scarred Souls Series – book #3) by Tillie Cole.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: RAVAGE
Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Scarred Souls Series #3
Publishing date: August 16th, 2016
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)

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The Synopsis:

Taken by the Jakhua Clan as a teen, 194 was stripped of his name, his identity, and his freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless, soulless killing machine, trained solely to spill blood and stop hearts. This is a role he resents with every fiber of his being, but one he embraces to gain back the precious leverage the Georgians wield as their weapon of control: his younger sister, 152.

Mzia Kostava is in shock. After fleeing her mafia family’s massacre in Georgia as a child, Mzia lives in secret, hiding from her enemies in the dark shadows of Manhattan. At age twenty-five, believing all her family is dead, word reaches Mzia that her brother Zaal is very much alive… and living with their family’s greatest enemy: the Volkov Bratva in Brooklyn.

Yearning to be reunited with her beloved Zaal, Mzia risks her safety and anonymity for the brother she had mourned since childhood. But just as she reaches Zaal’s apartment, Mzia is seized and taken captive by a strange man, who is strong, dark, and brutal… Unyielding, he demands her utter obedience as he locks her away in darkness. He is highly skilled in torture and inflicting pain, and demands to know everything about her brother Zaal and everything about her. He is a man that’ll do anything to get what he wants.

Sometimes love requires the sacrifice and betrayal of those held most dear. But is finding one’s true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?

My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘RAVAGE’:

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels of the Scarred Souls Series.***

“Ravage” is the third novel of this exciting and intense Scarred Souls Series by author Tillie Cole. There is so much that can be said about this deeply dark, twisted yet captivating novel and series. For starters, these characters are well written and the story-line delivers in such detailed and enthralling ways. What adds to the depth of the story is the fact that the story is written from the three main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views): Valentin Belrov/194, Zoya Kostava, and Luka Tolstoi.

Still a child, he has only known fear and the need to protect the only family he still has in his life at the orphanage, his younger sister. A group known to them as The Night Wraiths, always come in the middle of the night to take kids to some unknown destination. On the night that changes the young boy’s life, he tries his best at having a strong will to protect his sister no matter the cost. If death, losing control of his life, and being under the control of another is what is expected to protect his family, then that is what he’ll do. He loses his identity and becomes known only as “194.” No matter the target, 194 must do what he has to in this torturous and twisted lifestyle he’s been thrown into. Will they ever be able to escape the clutches of the sadistic maniacs that control their lives? With their semi-control over his mind and protecting his sister, “152” as his purpose, who will be the familiar person to readers, that 194 must target and destroy?

Zoya Kostava finally received confirmation about one of her brother’s, twin Zaal being alive and hopes to hear news about her other brother/twin Anri. Her goal is to reach out to him and let him know that he still has family and she did not die on the night that their family was masacred. Zoya has waited so long for this reunion to happen but when she learns more about the life he’s living now, she is confused and angered. She finds that Zaal seems to have allied with the very people who had a hand in their family being killed. She must find a way to get to him and to let him know that he has true blood waiting to be a part of his life again. When the reunion is hampered by an unexpected surprise, will Zoya ever get the chance to reunite with one of her twin brother’s or will she become a victim at the hands of an assassin?

After destroying the evil madman Jakhua, all has been calm, too calm for the future Pakhan Luka and the current family leaders’ liking. When an uninvited guest flies to town, they know that danger is a breath away and they better be ready for what battles may be headed their way. Luka Tolstoi, the future Pakhan(leader), is ready to face whatever is set to come their way under the lead of his father and their current Pakhan Kirill. Knowing that Zaal is also by his side, Luka knows that their power is getting stronger and that the threats headed their way will not beat them without a real fight. Now, the questions that remain are: Who has arrived? When and where will the enemy attack? And will Luka and Zaal be able to keep their family and the loves of their lives safe?

This story leaves us hoping to see that Valentin’s sister Inessa can be rescued from the clutches of the “Blood Pit” owner, the powerful and sadistic man known as “Master.” When family- blood or not, is all you have driving your choices, you’d do anything to protect them. “Ravage” is a beast of a story with mind-blowing twists and turns as well as intense and amazing characters that will take you to some dark places on their deep emotional journeys in their lives as they face challenges and danger. The crime families tied to this story will find themselves headed toward a bigger war than they could’ve anticipated. Zoya and Valentin are both damaged and beautiful characters and even though their story is not for the faint of hearts, it’s as deep and intense as I’d expect from the amazing author Tillie Cole. Warning: Contains explicit sexual situations, excessive violence, offensive language and mature topics. I highly recommend “Ravage” and the mind-blowing “Scarred Souls Series” for readers who love a great love story that takes you through tough terrain and on a heartbreaking journey before getting to where they need to be. Life isn’t pretty and perfect and this novel does not hold back. This is worth reading. It’s a very powerful, dark and deep story! Definitely check this one out! 👊

**Content Warning**: Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, excessive violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘RAVAGE’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘RAVAGE’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROMRAVAGE’

“Mistress and “194”: “If you want to keep her alive, you will learn to do anything we say. You will become a Night Wraith, as this place calls us. You will become an unseen killer. You will become one with the night. You will be my prized Ubiytsa, my most effective assassin.”
And I did. As the years passed, I became a ghost in the night.
I became the deliverer of death.
I was torture. I was pain.
I was the fucking nightmare that no one ever saw coming…
…until it was too late.

Zaal, Luka, and Luka’s father: “I am not Lideri. I was born to lead with my brother, together; without him I will not take the seat of my house. I am not the man I was destined to be. My people deserve more than me.”
Zaal kept his head lowered, his long black hair hiding his face, when my father said in an authoritative, but fatherly, voice, “You have a brother, Zaal. He sits beside you, ready to take on this family’s seat, too. You are a Kostava, but you are soon to be joined to my daughter. I would say that even with what you have both gone through- Luka and yourself- you are exactly where you were meant to be.”

Zoya’s thoughts:  Last night, the man was coldly cruel and violent. He gave his instructions like he had no choice. Like something deep inside was making him do these despicable things.
This version of the man had knowing eyes. His eyes today were bright and filled with the most amazing blue color. And he knew exactly what he was doing. The way he watched me. The way he smelled me. He teased and tested my endurance. It was all him. This version of the monster was very much in charge of his own actions.
This version of the man terrified me like I’d never been terrified before- he knowingly made me scream. Yet despite this, I could see a flare of humanity in his stare.
Last night, there had been none.

“194 and his captive: Her skin burned against mine, and with one last lap of her earlobe I growled, “In this chamber, you’re mine. What I want you do, your body I own, until you tell me what I want to know.”

“194” and his captive:  194 and his captive: As my hands explored her silky skin, a deep need inside wanted me to possess her and take her as my own. I’d never had anything of my own.
This female writhing in my arms was bringing warmth to my cold dead heart. Her strength and courage as she took both pain and pleasure, destroyed the hatred I had of Georgian females. She was nothing like Mistress. This Georgian was a warrior queen compared to that sadistic whore.

Valentin to Zoya: “I am remembering you. I am remembering how you feel, how you smell, how you look, so when I don’t have you anymore I can still remember it all. So I don’t confuse it with a dream.”

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Sugar Rush’ (Sugar Bowl Series – Book #2) by Sawyer Bennett.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: SUGAR RUSH
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Sugar Bowl Series – Book #2
Publishing date: August 16th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

In the steamy and suspenseful sequel to Sugar Daddy (“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”—Lauren Blakely), a heartbreaking rift threatens to unravel a dangerous alliance . . . and a fragile new love.

After posing as an escort for the Sugar Bowl online dating service, Sela Halstead is looking for one thing: payback. She’s closing in on the site’s heartless founder, Jonathon Townsend, and she needs Beckett North, Townsend’s business partner and her lover, by her side. She’d thought that their intimate nights together had forged an unbreakable bond, but after a shocking betrayal, Sela begins to doubt the brilliant bad boy. When push comes to shove, can she trust Beck to do the right thing?

Now that he understands the truth, Beck will stop at nothing to secure the reckoning Sela deserves. But between his desire for her and his disgust for JT, Beck doesn’t exactly have a lot of control over his emotional state. Left with no other choice, he must summon all his discipline to maintain JT’s trust and pretend that they’re still friends. But how far will Beck go to prove his loyalty to Sela? He nearly lost her once. To keep her, Beck might have to kill for her.

Note: Sugar Rush ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story concludes in Sugar Free!

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘SUGAR RUSH’ by Sawyer Bennett:

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novel of the Sugar Bowl Series.***

“Sugar Rush” is the sequel novel in the “Sugar Bowl Series” by author Sawyer Bennett. This one picks up exactly where the first novel left off, with Sela in shambles after being caught by Beck and thrown out for doing something that he sees as breaking his trust. Beck is left feeling betrayed and hurt. Will they both be able to get passed this or is this the end for them? The story-line continues down the path of revenge and retribution, as well as the main characters trying to get past the dark secrets of their pasts. This novel falls into the genre category of Dark-Contemporary Romance but also touches on powerful issues and situations, giving it a feel of suspense intertwined. Sugar Rush is written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views), Sela Halstead and Beckett “Beck” North.

Sela Halstead is still working toward her master’s degree, but retribution has become her main focus lately. That and her surprising feelings for Beck. Knowing what happened to her ten years earlier, she can’t leave it behind, knowing that one of those involved in that ordeal, is living his life without any remorse or punishment. Sela never expected to get close to Beckett North, the partner of her target. But she has, and now she needs to find a way to get the justice she seeks. How far is Sela willing to go in order to obtain vengeance against “The Sugar Bowl’s” co-owner Jonathon “J.T.” Townsend and bring him down?

Beckett “Beck” North has grown strong feelings for Sela. With his own past, born into a rich family and the privileges that come with that lifestyle, thanks to his parents, he loathes betrayal, lies and deceit. When he finds Sela somewhere she shouldn’t have been, he throws her out and wants nothing to do with her. But is this where their story ends? When Beck begins to really think back on all he’s experienced and learned about Sela, he realizes that he’s made a terrible mistake. He knows that there is no easy way out of his business partnership with Jonathon “J.T.” Townsend regardless of the multiple mistakes J.T. has made. Finding a way out of their partnership may be the only answer for Beck now that he’s discovered the truth about his long time friend and partner.

Can Sela truly trust Beck with her darkest secret or will he betray her? Can Beck believe the twisted lifestyle of his long time friend and business partner J.T.? Will Sela finally get her justice or will things fall apart? Will Sela finally get to face-off with the person she hates deeply: J.T.? So many secrets are spilled and the story has more twists and turns that are exposed in this novel. There are some intense, raw emotional moments as well as beautiful loving moments, so Sugar Rush definitely offers so much for readers on different levels. The deep connection between Sela and Beck hits some major bumps in the road but it doesn’t seem to weaken the strong feelings they share. Beck is amazing when he’s protective and caring for Sela. Sela is driven and incredible in dealing with all of the heavy mess that comes with all of the emotions she must face in this second novel.  J.T. is still the obvious villain in this story that we all hope goes down for the pain he’s caused!

I highly recommend this novel and the Sugar Bowl Series, but  once again, I have to do so with some warnings. Reader Warning: This dark and emotionally-charged story may be difficult for some readers or may be a trigger to some due to the characters discussing sexual assault in the novel. I will be extremely excited to get my hands on the third and final installment of this roller-coaster read titled “Sugar Free”! Yes, this one ends on a Cliffhanger but the next novel will be out in October of 2016 and it is absolutely worth reading. Check this series out! 🙂

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★★More about the Trilogy Book Series: ‘Sugar Bowl Series’★★

Sugar Daddy – Book #1 of the Sugar Bowl Series – Follows Sela Halstead on her mission for revenge and getting to know the successful business owner of the Sugar Bowl Specialty Dating Service, Beckett “Beck” North. (Release Date: May 24th, 2016)
Sugar Rush – Book #2 of the Sugar Bowl Series – Continues to follow Sela Halstead and Beckett “Beck” North. And it follows Sela’s story as she seeks some form of revenge on Jonathon “J.T.” Townsend. (Release Date: August 2nd, 2016)
Sugar Free – Book #3 of the Sugar Bowl Series – The conclusion to the story of Sela Halstead and Beckett “Beck” North. And Sela’ mission toward revenge on Jonathon “J.T.” Townsend. (Release Date: October 11th, 2016)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘SUGAR RUSH’  4 out of 5 stars:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Waking Eden by Rhenna Morgan.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Waking Eden’ (Eden Series – Book #3) by Rhenna Morgan.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: WAKING EDEN
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Series: Eden Series (book #2)
Publishing date: July 26th, 2016 (Review based on an ARC copy)

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The Synopsis:

The only hope for saving their race is to surrender their hearts.

With a long foretold and annoyingly vague prophecy warning of immense change for Eden, Ramsay Shantos is forced to hunt words and legends instead of rebels. For a man of action, it’s the worst kind of agony. Until he encounters a sexy librarian who bears the fated prophecy’s mark. A mark no human should possess.

Tortured by her mixed heritage, Trinity Blair has enjoyed little human touch in her life, let alone intimacy. Even the most innocent contact fills her mind with a person’s deepest, darkest secrets—except for Ramsay. Her immunity to his thoughts sparks a fragile hope that she might finally experience the passion of her Dark Spiritu brethren…unless he’s the dangerous crossroads her father predicted.

When knowledge of Eden goes viral in the human realm, Trinity is Ramsay’s only hope for quelling mass panic. Can he risk revealing the secrets of his race to the guileless ray of sunshine? Or is she the unknown source of Eden’s destruction?

Warning: Contains one playboy warrior well-equipped with wicked words, a panty-melting grin, and well-honed moves in and out of the bedroom.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘WAKING EDEN (Eden Series book #3)’:

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels of the Eden Series.***

‘Waking Eden’ is the third installment of the Eden Series by the talented author Rhenna Morgan. She’s created an exquisite alternate world called Eden and it comes to life within the enchanting novels of this wonderful series. This novel falls into the Paranormal and Fantasy genres and goes beyond those genres with the amazing depths this story brings to the readers. This novel has been written from three character P.O.V.’s(point of views) which are Ramsay Shantos, Trinity Blair, and Serena Doroz Steysis.

Eden may be in danger thanks to the release of certain information about it’s existence in the human realm known to the Myren as “Evad”. Trinity Blair knew some information about what she was, she was told that she was born half human and half Spiritu. Being that she was half Spiritu, she could have the ability to see her fate and use the powers that she is capable of, if she’d only give herself completely over to her Spiritu half. Trinity chooses not to, in order to try and live in the blissful ignorance of her human-half-self and also to stay near her human mother who Trinity worries would be left all alone if she gave herself fully to the Spiritu side. To top it off, Trinity has a phobia of touch, making it very hard for her to ever get truly close to anyone. When she meets someone that surprises her in ways she never expected, will she able to allow him to get closer to her or will her innocence and issue with touching keep him away?

Ramsay Shantos is the brother of the Myren Race’s (king)Malran Eryx. Ramsay has always been a strong warrior of his people. He had recently learned of a prophecy that could help the Myrens. The prophecy says that a Shantos would take a mate with specific marking, bringing a new era for Eden. Ramsay never had a problem finding lady company but it was always shallow and he never felt the need to try for a deeper relationship. When he meets sweet, beautiful, and shy Trinity, he can’t help but fill a strange pull toward her. As he gets to know her, the allure of getting closer to her intensifies. His curiosity about Trinity deepens when he finds something about her that might tie into the prophecy that could change things for his people. When he finds out more about her, will it change how he feels about her?

Serena betrayed the cruel leader of the Lomos Rebellion, her lover Maxis, and now had to find a way to be trusted again after her betrayal put her under a form of house arrest. For the longest time she wanted Eryx, the malran and leader of the Myrens but he’d given his heart to another. Now she would have to face up to her misdeeds and see what her future held. Now that Maxis’ old friend Uther has brought a new plan to her attention, she may have found a way to gain the power that she has been seeking while potentially bringing down those in power. Will everything fall into place or will their underhanded plan fall apart?

As Ramsay and Trinity grow closer, they discover much more about each other. Trinity begins to learn that there’s more to her than she was ever led to believe. As their destiny and prophecy unfolds, where will that leave the Myren’s as well as Ramsay and Trinity? How will Ramsay handle the truth about what Trinity truly is? What tough choices will Trinity face and what will she choose for herself and those she loves? This is such an intricate and wondrous story that follows the stunning array of characters including the main ones of this novel: Ramsay and Trinity. I highly recommend this entertaining novel and series! It’s definitely worth checking out especially if you can enjoy a story that will take you on fantastic journey! 🙂

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★★‘HEALING EDEN’ is the 2nd novel of the ‘Eden Series’. What else is in the series:★★

UNEXPECTED EDEN – Book #1 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows when Lexi Merrill meets Eryx Shantos who happens to be from another far away place named Eden. This is their story and the beginning of learning about the Myren race. (Released On: December 29th, 2014)

HEALING EDEN – Book #2 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows Reese Theron who must deal with the repercussions of his choices and Eryx’s sister, Galena Shantos, who becomes close with Reese. This follows their story. (Released On: December 8th, 2015)

WAKING EDEN – Book #3 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows Ramsay Shantos and Trinity Blair, a librarian with a prophecy mark no human should have. This is their story. (Releases On: July 26th, 2016)

EDEN’S DELIVERANCE – Book #4 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows the once slaved and isolated child Brenna Haven and a hardened warrior with a gift that feels like a burden at time by the name of Ludan Forte. This is their story. (Releases On: December 8th, 2016)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘WAKING EDEN’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘WAKING EDEN’:

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